TitleStrengthening alternative development through trade and socio-environmental preservation
Urges the UN International Drug Control Programme and all Member States to continue to cooperate effectively on programmes to promote alternative development; calls upon the international community and Member States to promote an economic environment that is favourable to products from alternative development and that facilitates the access of such products to international markets as an effective and efficient means of eliminating the illicit economy; urges Member States to extend cooperation in the area of alternative development to include technical assistance, support for the protection of environment, sustainable development of forest resources, creation of social and productive infrastructure and promotion of private investment and agro-industry, as well as facilitation of the access of alternative development products to markets; calls upon Member States to share experience in programmes to eliminate or reduce illicit crop cultivation.
In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council, organizational session for 2003, New York, 15, 28, 30 and 31 Jan. 2003; resumed organizational session for 2003, New York, 5 and 25 March, 29 April, 1 and 27 May and 24 June 2002; substantive session of 2003, Geneva, 30 June-25 July 2003; resumed substantive session of 2003, New York, 22 Aug., 31 Oct. and 19 Dec. 2003 - E/2003/99 - p. 65 - (ESCOR, 2003, Suppl. no. 1).